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Loss of life is a rare complication for this procedure. Fortunately, the risk of this happening has continued to decrease over the past twenty-five years as this procedure has become safer.
However, there are several conditions that will increase the risk of such a serious complication. These conditions include severe coronary artery disease, heart valve disease, severe heart failure and other serious medical conditions such as kidney problems and diabetes to name a few.
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